Audio Guide: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena

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Experience magical realism with Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena audio guide. A historical, cultural and literary tour based on the life and work of "Gabo", the Nobel Prize winner, one of the most read authors in every language.Discover the city's mysteries with a mixture of reality and fiction through the words of this brilliant writer, with audios that evoke his life and the characters in his novels.The map with street names will guide you to each station and will help you enjoy the city and keep you located.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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Gabriel Garcia Marquezs Cartagena is a walking audio tour of the Historic Center of Cartagena de Indias. In an exciting historical, cultural and literary journey, based on the Magical Realism of our Nobel Prize for Literature and the true stories of Gabos life in the city.
Through this audio tour, mysterious aspects of the city that have been transformed into imaginary stories in the works of this great writer are discovered. Cartagena in the literary universe of Gabo, gives us an extraordinary view of the importance of the city in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The research, development and production of the Gabriel Garcia Marquezs Cartagena audio tour had the approval and support of the Gabriel Garca Mrquez Foundation for a New Iberoamerican Journalism, FNPI.
The tour last 3 hours and has a total of 35 stations, divided in 12 squares and 23 streets with stories inside the walled city. The customer selects the time to devote to this audio tour. Each station has individual narrations, so the selection of streets and squares can be selected freely because they are not interlaced.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German and Italian.
  • Content developed by historians specifically for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena audio guide
  • Voice over narration with music and sound effects
  • 35 stations with support images that will help you identify the places being referenced
  • Illustrated map of the Walled City with reference points
There are special programs for conventions and incentive travel. Travel custom designs to suit the client with the length that is needed and starting from anywhere in the historic center or the hotel where they are staying.
Schedule of tours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and extended to groups of 10 or more.
Once reservation is confirmed, we deliver the equipment in the hotel where you are staying.

Inclusions for Audio Guide: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Private tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Audio Guide: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 18 years

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • We booked a walking tour with a taped guide. When meeting up with Gabriel our guide I became concerned that between wearing earphones, carrying the tape recorder and a water bottle we were a sitting duck for pick pockets since we look so much like the average ugly tourist. Gabriel offered to walk us through, which worked GREAT.

  • If you enjoy Garcia Marquez, this self-guided tour is excellent. It takes you to places relevant to his years in Cartagena, and - the best part - places that appeared in Love in the Time of Cholera, and Of Love and Other Demons. The tour takes about 3 hours, but you can do it at your own pace. The woman from Tierra Magna was very helpful, even delivered the materials to the hotel. You get a map and an audio guide.

  • This was very cool because you had the freedom to roam and listen to the history of Gabo's experience in Cartagena. I would have preferred if they had an option of someone to show you around and explain it themselves or guide you where to be and let you listen and be there to answer any questions especially if you speak Spanish as well. It was nice though. I learned alot about Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I never knew and it did make me appreciate Cartagena more and view it in a different light and admiration.

  • because I was slow walking, I could have used more time. I walked and gawked there was so much beauty and sights to take in. It was indeed a magical place.

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